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Juelich Spring School on Topological Insulators, Skyrmions, and Majoranas

December 5, 2016 (A367).  The Research Center Juelich (FZJ), Germany, organizes the 48th IFF[1] Spring School on the topic of “Topological Insulators, Skyrmions, and Majoranas”.  Lectures will start on Monday, March 27th and end on April 7th in the afternoon.   The School intends to attract graduate students, young scientists and other professionals desiring to familiarize themselves with the topic in a relatively systematic manner.   Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of condensed matter physics, material science and nanoelectronics.   The registration is now open with the deadline of January 22nd, 2017.  All the detailed information on the venue, registration, fees, lodging, etc., is available online at:

The discovery and studies of topological insulators gave rise to the discovery of a great many topologically non-trivial materials, including topological superconductors.   Their two- and one-dimensional structures hold promise as conductors in energy-efficient superconducting computers, and may be also application-relevant in devices where zero-order Majorana fermions could exist and be controllably manipulated leading to relatively robust, i.e., fault-tolerant quantum computation.

[1] IFF is the old acronym of the FZJ Institute of Solid State Physics (Now split into four different Research Center Juelich Institutes).